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Planning for Transfer

Colleges and universities look at several factors when determining eligibility for entrance and financial support, such as grade point average and course selection at the previous institution.

The easiest way to ensure a smooth transition is to begin the transfer process as soon as possible. In your first semester at OCC, begin a dialog with Advising and Transfer Services staff about your goals for transferring.

You will also need to:

The first step to a successful transfer is to choose a major appropriate to your goals. Meet with an academic advisor in your first semester at OCC to discuss your options. If you are undecided, utilize the resources available to you at the Career Center.

  • A.A. and A.S. degrees are designed to transfer
  • A.A.S. degrees are not designed to transfer

Transferring to a university or 4-year college takes time and planning. OCC has put together a timeline of the necessary steps to help guide first and second year students through the process.

NJ TRANSFER is a resource that helps you transfer community college courses in the State of New Jersey. This resource will assist you in learning:

  • Which courses to select at community college
  • Which New Jersey four-year colleges offer equivalent courses
  • How the courses will satisfy four-year degree requirements
  • Where you can transfer your community college courses in New Jersey
  • How to contact a New Jersey college or university if you need information about admissions, transferring courses, or transfer recruitment events
  • Which professional fields are in high demand in the State, as well as other job opportunities

NJ College 2 College is the information source for New Jersey’s statewide college transfer agreement.

Students can seamlessly transfer their academic credits from a completed community college Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree program to a Bachelor’s degree program at New Jersey’s public four-year colleges and universities.

While the law does not cover New Jersey’s private colleges and universities, many of those institutions have established similar policies that allow community college graduates to transfer with full junior standing.

Scholarship is money gifted through an organization, college, or corporation usually for the purpose of paying for a student’s education. There are various types of scholarships available to students to help pay for college. Transfer students can use the following resources to assist them in the process of looking for scholarships:

Transfer Advisors can help you access information on two-year and four-year colleges/universities and plan your course of study for a smooth transfer experience. Schedule an appointment with Laura Wills.

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View a tutorial on how to use NJ Transfer

Students wishing to learn how to find recommended OCC courses for transfer to specific institutions can view the videos below.

Visit to view tutorials on additional NJ Transfer functions.


Transcript Request – Allows you to send your Official Ocean County College transcripts

Application for Graduation (PDF) – Student must apply to graduate from OCC in the semester prior to their final semester

Transfer College Evaluation Form (PDF) – Helpful in obtaining important information when you are visiting a four-year transfer institution

Transfer College Chart (PDF)– A quick way to review what information you still need to submit with an application



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